i installed a second 250GB seagate hard drive in my computer(dell dimension 2400)in addition to the 40GB that was already there. i share my computer with my family, so i want to install ubuntu to the new one without touching the win XP on the old one. i installed it fine, formatted the drive, and booted from the dvd. ive checked everything about 4 times, both before i burned the disc and after, and its burned right (it says). it goes to the first screen which is black and says ubuntu at the top and has the options below that (try without installing, install, etc..) i click install, i wait, the loading screen comes up (the black one that says ubuntu at the top, with black and orange loading bar) that finishes loading, and this screen comes up: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30tm2pd&s=3
and it stays that way. no words ever show up on it, the disc keeps going, moving the mouse is slow or impossible. it stays that way usually for an hour or so, then just goes black. the monitor light turns orange instead of green, and nothing i do brings the screen back. ive tried 4 times, the same thing always happens. also, when i try 'try without installing' it always gives me a message about a gnome error or something (i forgot what) and nothing happens (ive checked the disc for errors a couple times, it says there are none) i dont want to try without installing, i just want to install. someone help me, please! ive been trying for 2 days, and i just want to get it over with. i know how to partition, i have all this free space, but it never even gets as far as asking me to do that stuff! frustrating.